Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Fantasy Tree Sparkle

I used the lovely Penny Black Fantasy Tree stamp again, this time stamped onto white card, dotted it with glue and then glitter, also spots of glitter around the edge of the sentiment, the base card was embossed with clutterbug swirl embossing folder, the sentiment was computer generated and a fancy corner was put in top right corner and this qualified me to enter the One Stop Craft Challenge I am really trying to keep up with my New Years resolution of 4 Christmas cards a month, and as Im away for 4+ weeks soon I am trying to get ahead of my self a bit.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Christmas with snowflakes

Yes, Im trying to make a good start with my Christmas cards this year to I dont have a mad rush at the end. I did this one for the Stamp Something challenge which had to be Blue and white. The image was from Stampin Up lovely as a tree and this was heat embossed in white, as was the sentiment and the snowflakes, the snowflakes are from a set of stamps I bought myself as a treat when I went to London doing my Christmas shopping. Being that I used new stamps this qualified me to enter the Bah! Humbug Challenge, also the Creative Inspirations Challenge, and the Raise the Bar challenge, all asking for us to use new products. As I used snowflakes on my card I qualify to enter the Stamp for Fun challenge, and the Saturday Spotlight challenge. As it is classed as a winter card I can enter it into the Fussy and Fancy challenge, and yet one more challenge to enter Crafty Ann's and this was to emboss the card.

Thursday, 14 January 2010


There is a new challenge open this week Bah! Humbug and its a challenge site just for Christmas cards, and this week we were invited to make a card using a card we were sent for Christmas (recycling) and the above card is what I made from the card on the left. As you can see I used the main image, and picked up the deep yellow in the card for the base card, I also used the yellow card and embossed it with my swiss dot folder and then backed that with deep blue card (although in the photograph it does look like black) to bring out the blue in the picture, and the same blue card was used for the corners. The sentiment was stamp with VersaMark and gold embossed.
Do go and have a look at what lovely cards the design team have made.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Garden friends

You should go and have a look at Kath's blog and the pictures of her snow, she is challenging us to post pictures of our snow on our blog so she can come and see it, Im afraid my snow isnt a deep as yours Kath (thank goodness) but I took a quick shot of these 7 chaffinches who regularly visit our garden, the picture isnt that clear as it was taken through the glass of our kitchen window, but if you click on the picture it should enlarge.

Saturday, 2 January 2010


Saw a challenge to clear up lots of scraps on capture the moment and I thought what a good idea, so came up with this card, the flowers were cut out using a ProvaCraft die cut which is in the photograph, the stem I drew freehand using a whispers pen, and the leaf was cut out using a Woodware punch, and another bit of scrap green card I used for the scalloped edging at the bottom this was cut using scissors. The sentiment was computer generated.

This card also fits the challenge at Our Creative Corner where its a clean and simple challenge.